Throughout this month we support the following organizations to elevate the Black Lives Matter initiatives and LGBTQ bailout funds to make permanent change happen in our society.
ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/The ACLU defends the rights enshrined in the Constitution and is the biggest defender of our freedom of speech. They are currently suing Minneapolis police for attacking journalists that were covering protests, defending our right to protest and fighting for a reimagined vision of policing in America — one that limits the scope, power, and responsibilities of police.
The official George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloydThis fund is established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist the Floyd family in the days to come as they continue to seek justice for George. A portion of these funds will also go to the Estate of George Floyd for the benefit and care of his children and their educational fund.
National Bail Out: http://nationalbailout.org/About: “National Bail Out is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. We are people who have been impacted by cages — either by being in them ourselves or witnessing our families and loved ones be encaged. We are queer, trans, young, elder, and immigrant.”
Black Lives Matter DC Legal Support Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/defendblmdc?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=m_pd%20share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR2EExXvCcpza3PYg88fCJyqOYq1sEAnSnkpf2E1PjE-LBbqkq33HItB6cMWhile DC does not use bail in the way other jurisdictions do, legal support is always needed. Legal support is a regular part of our work and significantly increases depending on the current situation. From Copwatch, protest support, to jail care and support, representational support all other related support, it all takes resources. Please donate to ensure we are able to continue to protect and defend Black People in DC. It is our duty to fight for our freedom, love and protect one another...- Assata
Freedom Fund: https://www.lgbtqfund.orgEach day, tens of thousands of LGBTQ people are held in jail or immigration detention because they cannot afford bail—for immigration status or charges like protesting or sleeping in public. With your help, the Freedom Fund posts bail to secure their release and safety. In tandem, they raise awareness of the epidemic of LGBTQ overincarceration. We strive towards a critical mass against mass detention.
Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#visionFunds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.
TomboyX is proud to be a member of BRANDS x BETTER; a new movement of like-minded brands being united in an effort to give back to those affected by COVID-19, while also supporting conscious consumer spending and do our part to keep the economy functioning.
Throughout the month of April, TomboyX has pledged 2% of all proceeds over the course of the month to YouthCare, an organization that helps build a bright future for homeless youth and which cannot shut down, even in dire times. In this time YouthCare is providing life saving services and reducing exposure to COVID-19 for some of the most vulnerable people in our beloved Seattle community.
Brands x Better is a coalition of brands who are committed to providing aid in a time of crisis. All coalition members have pledged to donate 2% of their proceeds to charities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential.
We believe that businesses must be accountable for their role in making the world a better place. Which is why TomboyX has a dedicated and continued effort to give to charities and non-profit organizations. In the last two years alone TomboyX has donated over $100k to various non-profits. We encourage our community to learn more and be a part of giving to these wonderful organizations.
Discovering Gender is a non-profit, visual storytelling project that highlights and advocates for the normalization of gender non-conforming individuals through photography and personal storytelling.
NCLR was the first national LGBTQ legal organization founded by women and brings a fierce, longstanding commitment to racial and economic justice and our community’s most vulnerable.
Street Teens is dedicated to assisting homeless, abandoned, and at-risk youth in the Las Vegas Valley. Our primary goal is to meet the needs of our youth by providing essential wraparound services in a compassionate environment.
The Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. We offer the LGBTQ communities of NYC advocacy, health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, parenthood and family support services.
Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people.
Immigrant Families Together focuses on getting people out of detention at the borders working to reunite families and support partners on the border with their critical needs giving special consideration to bond requests for those who are vulnerable because of some aspect of their identity or are ill.
Safe Place International provides basic needs, housing, and sustainability to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Greece, Turkey and worldwide.
In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice. They advocate to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the conference developed from a need to provide a place for queer and trans scholarship, activism and community building. The conference is built upon a model of interdisciplinarity, intersectionality and equity.
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment.
Through healing and restorative justice, TWOCC is building a network of trans and non-binary Black and people of color who are artists, healers, entrepreneurs and creators sharing and cultivating sustainable projects for and by them.
Evergreen Trans and Queer supports academic and personal success by providing comprehensive academic, career, cultural, social and personal advising for students of color and LGBTQ+ students on campus.